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Are You More Productive When You Have a Lot Going On?

Some people are scared off by a big to-do list; they get flustered and don't know where to begin. Other people act more efficiently when they have things thrown at them from several directions, while a tiny list of to-dos requires them to muster up even more motivation. Are you more productive when your schedule is full?

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classysassy classysassy 6 years
With longer lists, I'm put into survival mode. Motivation at its best!
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 6 years
if i'm not busy, i'm lazy. i dont mean running around too busy to eat busy, but good amount of work and class and such.
vmruby vmruby 6 years
Yes absolutely.The bigger the list of things to do the more I become motivated, organized, and productive ....
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
And when I worked outside the home I too would cut up the long lists into shorter lists for better time management and task manageability.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
Absolutely more productive with smaller, more manageable lists. I get overwhelmed with long lists/super busy days and end up not getting nearly as much done on those days because I'm so overwhelmed that I often end up shutting down.
Sofia-Florentina Sofia-Florentina 6 years
I PREFER DOING A LOT OF THINGS THAN JUST TO STICK AT ONE. I DEFINITELY FEEL MORE PRODUCTIVE THIS WAY.
Akasha Akasha 6 years
I get more accomplished when I don't have the time to get anything done. On my days off I have such a hard time getting out of bed, that I never get seem to make a dent in the stuff I should be doing, but on work days I can put in a full day of work, go grocery shopping, clean the house, read a book, and still manage to watch a DVR full of that days episodes. On my weekends I'm lucky if I can manage to make myself a cup of coffee and take it back to bed with me before needing to take a nap. Do get me wrong once I'm up and out of the house or on a mission I'm a force to be reckoned with, and can go for weeks with only a few hours a night of sleep, but once I'm in slug mode it almost takes an act of God to get me to move. I think my brain actually does this to me to rejuvenate itself from what I put it through when I am on. Don't get me started on vacations either. I'm the person that is up watching the sunrise at 5 am after having only gone to sleep 3 hours prior and will still be able to take in a full day of exploring the area and catching every tourist and non-tourist site in town.
Akasha Akasha 6 years
I get more accomplished when I don't have the time to get anything done. On my days off I have such a hard time getting out of bed, that I never get seem to make a dent in the stuff I should be doing, but on work days I can put in a full day of work, go grocery shopping, clean the house, read a book, and still manage to watch a DVR full of that days episodes. On my weekends I'm lucky if I can manage to make myself a cup of coffee and take it back to bed with me before needing to take a nap. Do get me wrong once I'm up and out of the house or on a mission I'm a force to be reckoned with, and can go for weeks with only a few hours a night of sleep, but once I'm in slug mode it almost takes an act of God to get me to move. I think my brain actually does this to me to rejuvenate itself from what I put it through when I am on. Don't get me started on vacations either. I'm the person that is up watching the sunrise at 5 am after having only gone to sleep 3 hours prior and will still be able to take in a full day of exploring the area and catching every tourist and non-tourist site in town.
care0531 care0531 6 years
I have to keep moving on my days off! I feel good about myself when I have accomplished a lot in one day and if I spend a day sleeping in or just vegging I feel like crap!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
A shorter, attainable list motivates me. That's why I break-up a long to-do list into smaller lists. :)
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Me too...when you have more to do, you end up actually doing more. It seems like when I have a day off of work, I am so lazy and I have to drag myself to do the stuff I have to get done. But when I have a ton of stuff to do at work, I leave feeling like I should get a ton of stuff done at home too.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
Definitely. A longer list will motivate me. I would probably procrastinate about just a few things.
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